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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

Daily consumption of multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid-FEMALES, Age 18-44*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,605 1,713 47.1 45.1-49.2 1,892 52.9 50.8-54.9
RACE
White 2,441 1,285 52.8 50.3-55.2 1,156 47.2 44.8-49.7
African American 763 293 38.1 33.8-42.5 470 61.9 57.5-66.2
Asian 36 19 56.3 34.6-75.8 17 43.7 24.2-65.4
Native American 79 28 40.1 27.2-54.5 51 59.9 45.5-72.8
Other Minorities 263 75 25.7 20.2-32.0 188 74.3 68.0-79.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 264 79 28.1 22.1-34.9 185 71.9 65.1-77.9
-English Speaking 98 54 60.9 49.1-71.5 44 39.1 28.5-50.9
-Spanish Speaking 166 25 13.0 8.4-19.7 141 87.0 80.3-91.6
Non-Hispanic 3,339 1,633 48.9 46.8-51.0 1,706 51.1 49.0-53.2
AGE
18-24 483 180 36.3 31.2-41.7 303 63.7 58.3-68.8
25-34 1,453 686 46.5 43.4-49.7 767 53.5 50.3-56.6
35-44 1,669 847 51.3 48.3-54.3 822 48.7 45.7-51.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 380 98 25.3 20.5-30.7 282 74.7 69.3-79.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 944 380 40.1 36.4-44.0 564 59.9 56.0-63.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,034 528 51.7 47.9-55.5 506 48.3 44.5-52.1
College Graduate 1,245 706 56.0 52.6-59.4 539 44.0 40.6-47.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 339 115 33.5 27.3-40.3 224 66.5 59.7-72.7
$15,000- 24,999 620 218 35.0 30.5-39.8 402 65.0 60.2-69.5
$25,000- 34,999 492 234 46.3 41.0-51.7 258 53.7 48.3-59.0
$35,000- 49,999 522 276 52.9 47.8-57.9 246 47.1 42.1-52.2
$50,000-74,999 469 267 56.2 50.6-61.6 202 43.8 38.4-49.4
$75,000+ 520 311 59.8 54.5-64.8 209 40.2 35.2-45.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 668 300 46.5 41.8-51.3 368 53.5 48.7-58.2
No 2,875 1,392 47.5 45.3-49.8 1,483 52.5 50.2-54.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 54 61.9 49.6-72.9 37 38.1 27.1-50.4
Non-Veteran 3,485 1,641 46.6 44.6-48.7 1,844 53.4 51.3-55.4
Currently Serving 29 18 68.6 48.1-83.7 11 31.4 16.3-51.9

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question, 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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